Dr. Curtis Boyd talks about abortion and his work

From late term abortionist Dr. Curtis Boyd:

“You are asking a woman, if she becomes pregnant, to give up the decisions in her life to the foetus. That’s disturbing to me.”

Karen McVeigh “‘I can’t think of a time when it was worse’: US abortion doctors speak out” The Guardian 21 November 2014

Boyd performs abortions up to six months in his clinic.

Six months. Babies this age are killed clinics like Boyd's

Six months. Babies this age are killed clinics like Boyd’s

Here is a video were Dr. Boyd admits that he is killing

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Abortion clinic is “bright and airy place” says reporter

An article in The Guardian describes an abortion clinic as:

A bright, airy place, walls dotted with photos of flowers and water lilies painted by [the abortionist].

Karen McVeigh “‘I can’t think of a time when it was worse’: US abortion doctors speak out” The Guardian 21 November 2014

The abortion clinic she is describing belongs to Curtis and Glenna Boyd. They do late-term abortions. Babies like the one below (and ones quite a bit older)  are dismembered at this “bright and airy” clinic.

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Late term abortionist gives reasons why late term abortions are done

A late term abortionist talks about the reasons women get abortions late in pregnancy:

It’s a natural question: “why did she wait? Why wasn’t she there at six weeks rather than 18?” Maybe she had irregular periods, she didn’t have Mother Nature’s early warning system. All kinds of reasons. Maybe she was raped — there’s another level of denial that goes with that. There’s also the decision-making process. Women assess all their responsibilities and resources, and ask — do I have enough to be a good mom and have a baby? For some people they do that really fast, and for other people it takes longer.

18 weeks

18 weeks

Conversations about stress in a relationship, changes in employment status. Those decisions take longer. And then there’s the access to care — that gets into that issue of disparities. Poor women have to make the arrangements: time off work, time off school, childcare, travel. If you have a waiting period, you have to travel twice and it’s that much more expense. Those factors can all delay a woman.

Dr. Nancy Stanwood,  abortionist

LOLA PELLEGRINO “Ask (Another) Abortion Provider: Roe vs. Wade, 39th Anniversary Commemorative Edition” The Hairpin JANUARY 23, 2012

Note that none of the reasons listed above have to do with a health problem in the mother or baby.

This is how the majority of abortions are performed in the mid to late second trimester

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Abortionist says this to ambivalent patients

16 weeks

16 weeks

“Good and moral women have abortions every day, but when patients come in and are very conflicted, I try to address it. I say there are good people who are serious about religion who understand the sacredness of a woman’s right to choose about whether or not to continue a pregnancy. You can respect that other people disagree with you, but you have to listen to your own heart, and there are people who understand.”

Late term abortionist Dr Willie Parker

Karen McVeigh “‘I can’t think of a time when it was worse’: US abortion doctors speak out” The Guardian 21 November 2014

Dismembered foot of baby, aborted at 16 weeks

Dismembered foot of baby, aborted at 16 weeks

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“Motherhood too important” to let baby live and choose adoption

From Dr. Nancy Stanwood,  abortionist:

Only 1% of women with an unplanned pregnancy go forward with adoption in the US — very, very small. And I hear it from my patients for all different reasons: they never could do it, the interesting thing they say is that they don’t trust anybody else to raise their child. Will the child be loved? Will the child be well cared for? Again, it gets to the idea that they understand how important motherhood is …

LOLA PELLEGRINO “Ask (Another) Abortion Provider: Roe vs. Wade, 39th Anniversary Commemorative Edition” The Hairpin JANUARY 23, 2012

Developing life at 10 1/2 weeks

Developing life at 10 1/2 weeks

Is it better to kill this baby or give him up for adoption?

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2 Illinois doctors talk about partial birth abortions

During the partial birth abortion trials, there was a much discussion about late term abortions and how often they were done. The pro-choice side claimed that late term abortions by partial birth (see here) were extremely rare and only done for the most extreme of reasons.

Illinois physicians M. LeRoy Sprang and Mark G. Neerhoff :

“The vast majority [are] done not in response to extreme medical conditions but on healthy mothers and healthy fetuses.” They point out that 56 percent of partial-birth abortions are done as a result of “fetal flaws . . . some as minor as a cleft lip,” while 9 percent involve maternal health problems, “of which the most common [is] depression.”

Mary E. Williams. ed. Abortion: Opposing Viewpoints (San Diego, California: Greenhaven Press, 2002) 13

Even though partial-birth abortions aren’t done anymore, the same is true for other late-term abortions done differently today

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Midwife: Society puts too much pressure on women to choose abortions

Virginia Griffin, nurse, midwife, fertility counsellor and natural family planning teacher:

I’m pro-choice – but I believe very strongly in women’s right to decide NOT to have an abortion.

I think society puts too much pressure on women to have abortions for the slightest of reasons. …

I also believe it is too easy for women to say they’ll have an abortion because they won’t be able to cope financially. Here again, this is society putting on the pressure.

But women can get support through social services, and from centres such as ours which offer immediate support and continue it after the baby’s birth.

We’re still helping people whose mothers came to us 25 years ago…

The long-term damage can be devastating.

I see women who are still suffering from a termination they had decades earlier.

Having to help them pick up the pieces just makes me more and more convinced that abortion is wrong – not only because of the loss of a potential life but also because of the destruction of the mother’s life.

AnnBarrowclough “ABORTION; THIS IS WHAT OUR NURSES REALLY THINK…” Sunday Mirror (London, England)  Aug 18, 1996

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Girl has 4 abortions- its cheaper than contraception

From abortion clinic worker Marie Stafford:

I once had a young girl who’d had four abortions and she said it was cheaper for her to have abortions than use any form of contraception because her boyfriend paid for the abortions. She complained about our menu, saying it wasn’t as good as the last time.

 AnnBarrowclough “ABORTION; THIS IS WHAT OUR NURSES REALLY THINK…” Sunday Mirror (London, England)  Aug 18, 1996

 

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Therapist who works with postabortion women comments on graphic pictures

Whether or not to show graphic images is something pro-lifers disagree on. I do show them, but some equally dedicated prolifers do not. Many worry about women who have had abortions and how they would cope with seeing them. In this passage Theresa Burke, a therapist who works with post-abortion women, addresses this. This is taken from Priests for Life :

“Facing the truth and freeing oneself from deception is, in fact, integral to what healing is all about. That is why Dr. Theresa Burke, a psychologist who founded Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry for healing after abortion, and a ministry of Priests for Life, wrote that the use of graphic images, which impelled her into the fight against abortion, has an important place in the pro-life fight.

Through her extensive experience, Burke has seen the range of reaction such images can provoke. These images disturb not just the mothers and fathers of an aborted child, but the aunts and uncles and especially the grandparents. Yes, these images can wound those who have an abortion in their family, but so do more benign images, like the sight of a pregnant woman or an ultrasound or the cry of a newborn.

Burke acknowledges that some find it easier to attack the pro-lifer who shows the image than to look within at the grief and shame those involved in an abortion bury deep within their hearts. “Those that zealously defend abortion rights often respond to graphic images like a culture of eating disordered bulimics,” wrote Burke. “They simply throw up and out what they refuse to digest.” That much said, Burke reminds us, “The vivid truth spoken through a photograph that can resurrect trauma can also break denial.”

Theresa Burke and J Kevin Burke “Let’s Talk about Graphic Pictures” on the Priests for Life Page Looking Abortion in the Eye, Accessed September 11, 2014

Quoted in Rev. Frank Pavone Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our Day (Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Books, 2015) 170

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If it hadn’t been legal, I wouldn’t have done it

From a woman who had an abortion:

“If it hadn’t been legal, I probably would have had the baby then because I wouldn’t have wanted to risk putting my health in any risk… If it wouldn’t have been legal I probably just would just gone ahead and made the decision to have the baby.”

Sumi Hoshiko Our Choices: Women’s Personal Decisions about Abortion (New York: Harrington Park Press, 1993) 90

Most women would not have illegal abortions if legal abortions weren’t available. This is only one example.

Below. Diagram of the most common abortion procedure

Below. Diagram of the most common abortion procedure

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